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Archive for September, 2012

Prosecution rests in MacDonald hearing

Monday, September 24th, 2012

The prosecution rested in the Jeffrey MacDonald case Monday morning

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Two men stabbed at party on Sidbury Road

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Two men were stabbed on Friday after a fight broke out at a party on Sidbury Road.

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Carowinds shuts down WindSeeker for review

Monday, September 24th, 2012

FORT MILL, SC (AP) — The Carowinds amusement park on the North Carolina-South Carolina state line has shut down its new WindSeeker rides for safety checks.

Carowinds’ parent company, Cedar Fair, shut down the WindSeeker ride at six of its amusement parks in the United States and Canada because riders have been stranded 300 feet in the air at least four times since June.

No serious injuries have occurred.

The rides have malfunctioned at three of the parks, including Carowinds in July. About two dozen riders were stranded.

Cedar Fair says the WindSeeker ride has been closed because the safety system has been activated several times at various parks. Officials say the rides will remain closed until the internal review is completed.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Woman dies in New Hanover County jail

Monday, September 24th, 2012

A female prisoner at the New Hanover County jail died early Monday

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FIRST ON 3: Woman dies in New Hanover Co. Jail

Monday, September 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says an inmate died overnight in the New Hanover County Detention Center.

Investigators say Judith Kay Balloon, 55, died in the jail’s medical unit. Balloon was in the Medical Observation room because of a pre-existing condition.

Shortly after 1 a.m. investigators say Balloon said she was having trouble breathing. As medical staff was assisting Balloon with her breathing, she became unresponsive. Staff administered CPR until emergency personnel arrived. EMS personnel pronounced Balloon dead at 2:11 a.m.

Sheriff Detectives responded and began their investigation. The SBI and the DA’s Office were also contacted.

Balloon was in jail serving a 60-day sentence for drug charges.

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